CHAPTER 138c

GRANTS TO MUNICIPALITIES FOR FINANCING
OF LOW AND MODERATE INCOME RENTAL HOUSING

Table of Contents

Sec. 8-365. State financial assistance to municipalities with programs for financing of low and moderate income rental housing.

Sec. 8-366. Choice of municipalities.

Sec. 8-367. Bond issue.

Sec. 8-367a. Financial assistance for tenant management organizations. Pilot program. Regulations. Report.

Secs. 8-368 and 8-369. Reserved


Sec. 8-365. State financial assistance to municipalities with programs for financing of low and moderate income rental housing. (a) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall make grants-in-aid to any municipalities which have created programs to provide for the financing of new construction or substantial rehabilitation of dwelling units in projects in which a majority of the tenants shall be low and moderate income families if such municipal programs meet the requirements of subsection (b) of this section.

(b) In order to be eligible for grants made pursuant to this section, a municipal program must: (1) Provide for a separate and distinct fund for any moneys received for or dedicated to such program, which fund shall not lapse at the end of the municipal fiscal year; (2) allow for unrestricted direct contributions from private persons, municipal funds and federal funds to such fund; and (3) include a mechanism to guarantee that a majority of the tenants in any project financed by such program shall be low and moderate income families.

(c) Any grant made by the commissioner shall be in an amount equal to fifty per cent of all such funds deposited in a municipal fund from private persons.

(d) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to implement the provisions of this section.

(P.A. 86-306, S. 1, 4; P.A. 87-506, S. 1, 9; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6.)

History: P.A. 87-506 allowed for contributions of municipal and federal funds to a fund; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development.

Sec. 8-366. Choice of municipalities. Section 8-366 is repealed.

(P.A. 86-306, S. 2, 4; P.A. 87-506, S. 8, 9.)

Sec. 8-367. Bond issue. (a) For the purposes described in subsection (b) of this section, the State Bond Commission shall have the power from time to time to authorize the issuance of bonds of the state in one or more series and in principal amounts not exceeding in the aggregate one hundred thousand five hundred dollars.

(b) The proceeds of the sale of said bonds, to the extent of the amount stated in subsection (a) of this section, shall be used by the Department of Economic and Community Development for the purpose of grants-in-aid made pursuant to section 8-365.

(c) All provisions of section 3-20, or the exercise of any right or power granted thereby which are not inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby adopted and shall apply to all bonds authorized by the State Bond Commission pursuant to this section, and temporary notes in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of any such bonds so authorized may be issued in accordance with said section 3-20 and from time to time renewed. Such bonds shall mature at such time or times not exceeding twenty years from their respective dates as may be provided in or pursuant to the resolution or resolutions of the State Bond Commission authorizing such bonds. None of said bonds shall be authorized except upon a finding by the State Bond Commission that there has been filed with it a request for such authorization, which is signed by or on behalf of the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development and states such terms and conditions as said commission, in its discretion, may require. Said bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be general obligations of the state and the full faith and credit of the state of Connecticut are pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds as the same become due, and accordingly and as part of the contract of the state with the holders of said bonds, appropriation of all amounts necessary for punctual payment of such principal and interest is hereby made, and the Treasurer shall pay such principal and interest as the same become due.

(P.A. 86-306, S. 3, 4; P.A. 87-506, S. 2, 9; P.A. 89-331, S. 10, 30; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6.)

History: P.A. 87-506 removed reference to repealed Sec. 8-366 and removed bond authorization deadline of June 30, 1987; P.A. 89-331 decreased the bond authorization from $1,000,000 to $100,500; P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development.

Sec. 8-367a. Financial assistance for tenant management organizations. Pilot program. Regulations. Report. (a) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall establish a pilot program to provide financial assistance in the form of a grant-in-aid for expenses incurred in the establishment of a tenant management organization in a state-assisted or federally-assisted housing project, including the cost of technical assistance and training designed to teach tenants how to manage and maintain public housing. The pilot program shall provide such assistance in up to three municipalities. Such grants-in-aid shall be awarded in accordance with such terms and conditions as the commissioner may prescribe.

(b) The Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to carry out the purposes of this section. The regulations shall establish the criteria for awarding the grants-in-aid authorized under this section and the terms and conditions of such grants.

(c) Not later than January 15, 1989, the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development shall submit a report containing an evaluation of the operation and effectiveness of the pilot program authorized under this section to the joint standing committee on planning and development.

(P.A. 87-406, S. 3, 5; P.A. 95-250, S. 1; P.A. 96-211, S. 1, 5, 6.)

History: P.A. 95-250 and P.A. 96-211 replaced Commissioner and Department of Housing with Commissioner and Department of Economic and Community Development.

Secs. 8-368 and 8-369. Reserved for future use.